Spicklehurst, and Other Stories

Spicklehurst, and Other Stories

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...rising in the west. What to do he knew not, for he felt assured that, in a very short space of time, he should be in darkness; but to return without some tidings of his brother would be impossible, and he resolved to spend the whole night, wandering and shouting, whether in darkness or in light. He again mounted another of those wild peaks which look defiance in their aspect, and shouted again and again, but no answer, except from the wind, which was beginning to murmur on the mountain tops. The moon now became obscured, and he could scarcely see before him; yet he still kept his way onwards till he had reached the top of another elevation. The wind now blew fitfully in gusts, and he thought he heard distant thunder. He listened and shouted, however, between the pauses of the blast. At last, as in answer to his shout, he thought he heard the faint bark of the dog. Overjoyed at this, he immediately called the poor animal by name, and again he heard his bark or yelp, for the poor creature barked as if he were in distress. Richard sprang forward full of joy, but at the moment he did so a sudden flash of lightning showed him that he was within three paces of the extreme verge of a perpendicular rock 500 feet deep; and before he recovered himself from his terror, the thunder burst with a fearful crash overhead, and echoed from rock to rock as from a multitude of tongues. This uproar, which would have appalled many a stout heart, was scarcely noticed by Richard, who was all intent upon rescuing his brother from the danger in which he supposed him to be placed. He avoided the precipice which the friendly lightning had revealed to him, and, descending by its side, endeavoured to direct his course in the direction of the dog, which at intervals still...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499069
  • 9781236499066